First Samsung 4G Chromebook Launched in Malaysia

yes-4g-chromebook-2013-05-22-24Malaysian wireless carrier, Yes 4G has launched the first Samsung 4G Chromebook.

Developed with partners Samsung and Google, the new Chromebook computer is 17.5 mm thin, weighs a mere 1.1 kilograms, and comes with a built-in 4G chipset that enables seamless and always-on Internet.

Specifically designed from the ground up to work on the Yes WiMAX network, the quick-booting Chromebook will benefit from high-speed mobile Internet connectivity of up to 20 Mbps.

In addition to familiar apps such as YouTube, Gmail and Drive, the Samsung 4G Chromebook also comes with 100 GB of Google Drive storage that is free for two years.

Caesar Sengupta, Product Management Director at Google says: “Over the past few months, Chromebooks have become a part of everyday life for many people – a computer for the kitchen, for when on-the-go, or for sharing with the family. Many of you around the world have told us you’re eager to get your hands on a Chromebook, so we’ve been working with our partners to make this possible. Today we’re happy to say we’re one step closer to making Chromebooks truly ‘for everyone’ – or rather, ‘untuk semua orang’.”

Google executives reiterated that 4G connectivity and Malaysia’s telecommunications development is a good role model for other countries.

“I am really excited about what the Yes network can be do for this country. Everyone can be connected to the cloud anywhere and anytime. The Samsung 4G Chromebook is the perfect device to use on our network. It brings the power of computing to everyone, ushering in a new era of Cloud Computing,” added Tan Sri Dato’ (Dr) Francis Yeoh, YTL Group Managing Director.

The Samsung 4G Chromebook retails for RM988 ($330 USD) at the Yes online store. The WiMax data plan costs RM88 ($30) a month and comes with a cap of 3.5 GB.

About Cliff Boodoosingh

Cliff Boodoosingh has been writing on Internet-based technology for more than 10 years. At Dow Jones he covered the money markets, Canadian dollar and daily hot stocks. He authored Regional Analysis sections and competitor profiles for business intelligence reports on the mobile/wireless markets at Marcus Evans. He recently moved from managing digital publications and media coverage for the Technology Division at VerticalScope to oversee content development at Rates.ca, a new personal finance portal.
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